So for those who don't know yet, Freenode had a hostile takeover and the volunteer staff has resigned. Most (if not all staff) have created a new network: http://libera.chat.
##yamahasynths has moved to http://libera.chat. There is heavy load, so things like registering or even connecting may take a while. Point your client to irc.libera.chat, port 6667 (6697 if using TLS).
There is a relay provided for now for both channels, so both the Libera and Freenode channels receive all msgs.
Freenode had a policy change yesterday that channels can't close. A bot is enforcing the policy (and changing ownership!) in channels containing "http://libera.chat" in the topic.
In light of this, ##yamahasynths is now on Libera only; Freenode channel is now inaccessible.
If you were in the room and got kicked/can't access it anymore, this is why (CLEAR USERS). The room wasn't closed; the mode was set to "+I 1" and someone is camping in it to prevent takeover.
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